The history of the spoon ring is debatable though some believe it originated in England in the 1600s, when those who couldn’t afford silver or other precious metals, stole flatware from their masters and subsequently had the spoons turned into wedding rings.
What isn’t a mystery was the popularity of the rings in the 1960’s and 70’s, most notably worn by ‘hippies’. As we’ve all seen, economic hardships are here again, don’t seem to be going anywhere and whether for a break on the pocketbook or for simply for trend, the spoon ring is back.
Anthony McCann, creator of FunkyForkSilver, is a spoon ring craftsman (amongst other flatware obviously) and sells his wares in the Union Square area of New York City. From eating utensil to street chic, Anthony can craft a ring right before your eyes in about five minutes. He makes it look easy, but assures it is not as there are very few people with the skill and patience it takes to make these stylish pieces.
Whether you’re planning on scooping up a ring to exchange at the alter, give as a gift or take one home for yourself, these are definitely a treasure to be had and at around $20 bucks each, this is one piece of jewelry that won’t break the bank.
To view more images of the process click here and make sure to drop by Anthony’s site or pay him a visit in Union Square if you’re in the nabe.
Peace, Love, and Silver Spoons